FG Considering Payment of Compensation to Boko Haram Members

It has been revealed that the Federal Government may be considering the payment of compensation to members of the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram, particularly those who had suffered one form of injustice or the other. Also there were indications on Sunday that the government might be willing to pay compensation to the sect’s members “who were seen to have been killed unjustly.”

This information was made known by the Punch which said that the Federal Government was not willing to miss the opportunity for dialogue as offered by a man believed to be the sect’s second-in-command, Abu Mohammed Ibn Abdulaziz. According to their source, the Punch reported, the government was willing to pay compensation, otherwise known as Diyya, to halt attacks by the sect.

The source said, “I can confirm to you that it is true that the group is currently dialoguing with the government. The good news is that they are talking and they have promised to cease fire once some of their demands are met… For conditions that are not difficult to meet such as the demand for Diyya for their 24 identified members that were killed, the government may meet such demands.

“Government can also give critical thought to those found to be innocent, but are being detained or prosecuted, particularly women and children as demanded by the group since they do not have any objection to the trial of those genuinely involved in crime.” It was, however, learnt that the government might not reach out to former Head of State, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, to head the team that would dialogue with Boko Haram, as requested by the sect.

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  • …dis is insane, wat abt d over 2000 innocent pple dt hv lost dre life cos of BH in dis country, hu wld compensate dem, wat abt d areas where oil pollution ha ravaged, wat is d govt doing abt dt to alleviate dre suffering, u pple shld nt start wat u cannot finish o! Bcos if we take up arms again in d Niger-Delta, heaven wil fall if our demands r nt me…

  • …dis is insane, wat abt d over 2000 innocent pple dt hv lost dre life cos of BH in dis country, hu wld compensate dem, wat abt d areas where oil pollution ha ravaged, wat is d govt doing abt dt to alleviate dre suffering, u pple shld nt start wat u cannot finish o! Bcos if we take up arms again in d Niger-Delta, heaven wil fall if our demands r nt me… Thank u!

  • -“What is good for the goose is good for the gander”,Govt must not be overwhelmed by d olive branch offered by Bokoharam.first of all if u r compensating BHists u must compensate d victims of BH attacks.
    2ndly-The gvt needs to get serious on dis opportuinty.BH isn’t asking for compensation,they have said clearly they wnt justice for deir slain members and Senator sherrif arrested.Isn’t dt more strgiht forward than payin huge sums to dese ppl?

  • Mr president, if u negotiate wit terrorists (boko harm), i will sched tears of shame 4 casting my vote, after d fuel subsidy, now u want 2 compensate killer, murderers, am so disappointed. 1 tin u shuld hv in mind is dat most of dos persons wo lost Der lives voted 4 u, wat do u own dem if not Justice.

  • It’s ABSOLUTELY RUBBISH!!! The FG have fully shown they don’t hv all it takes 2 fight terrorism. Compensating a group dat has caused Nigerians so much pain is juz unacceptable. Come 2 think of it, whose money wld b used 2 compensate them? It’s d Tax-payers’, who these individuals hv dealt so much wt. SHAME 2 d FG for failing in one of their responsibilities – fighting terrorism

  • Mr. President, please don’t even consider it! For God’s sake, why should they (Boko Haram) be paid or compensated (whatever name you want to give to it). Are they being paid for rendering a national service? Or they being paid for inflicting unimaginable havoc on innocent human beings? You say you want to pay those of them that were unjustly killed. Are you now implying that the innocent lives they have wasted were “justly” killed or are you also making plans to compensate every family that have suffered one form of devastation or the other as a result of Boko Haram’s incessant attacks? Mr. President, please think well before embarking on this or else you may incite another series of public unrest that may be more devastating than what the nation is experiencing now.

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